Malaysian Society of Intensive Care (MSIC) Research Seed Grants


Latest Update: Recipients of the MSIC Research Seed Grant 2022

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Call for Application

To boost intensive care research in Malaysia, MSIC is pleased to invite you to apply for its 2022 Research Seed Grants. The Seed Grants offer up to a maximum of RM 10,000 of funding for each approved research project.

 Brief details of the Seed Grants are as follows:

  • Applicants must be registered MSIC members with no outstanding fees.
  • Each project should involve at least one intensivist. Collaboration between hospitals or institutions is encouraged.
  • Current Principal Investigators of the Seed Grants are not eligible to apply.
  • The application should include a study proposal, an outline of the budget and the plan for approval by respective institutional research and ethics boards. All applications will be reviewed by the MSIC Clinical Trials Group (CTG). Shortlisted applications will be forwarded to the MSIC Exco for endorsement.
  • Each project is to be completed within a period of two years from the date of the Seed Grant award. Grant holders are required to provide a progress report to the MSIC CTG every six months using a prepared online.
  • Any extension to the two-year timeline must be formally applied to the MSIC CTG three months prior to the deadline.
  • The disbursement of the seed grants will be through mutually agreed institutional accounts.
  • Grant holders will be expected to present their findings at either the MSIC Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care (ASMIC) or any international scientific conferences. If the presentation is not at ASMIC, a copy of the abstract should still be sent to MSIC.
  • Grant holders are expected to produce at least one indexed journal paper from the funded project. MSIC CTG will provide guidance on the manuscript writing and submission.
  • All publications arising from the project must acknowledge the funding role of MSIC. Copies of any publications should be sent to MSIC for its record and for display on its website, subject to the publishing journals’ copyright rules.

The application form is available at the following link: (the format of the form follows the recommended protocol format by the Ministry of Health Medical Research Ethics Committee). The deadline for 2022 MSIC CTG Seed Grant Applications is 31 January 2022.

Feel free to contact the MSIC CTG via for any clarification on the Seed Grant applications. We look forward to receiving your applications.




Update 19 Feb 2021

Following our call for applications for our inaugural Research Seed Grants in late 2020, we are pleased to announce the two recipients for the 2021 round. They are Associate Prof Dr Mohd Shahnaz Hasan of University of Malaya Medical Centre, UMMC, and Dr Wan Fadzlina Wan Muhd Shukeri of School of Medical Sciences Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM. Each of them will receive a maximum of RM 10,000 of research funding for their respective project. Our heartiest congratulations to both for this success and we look forward to their research teams' productive research endeavour. 

The details of their projects and teams are as follows:

1. Evaluation of the safety, efficacy, and cost of regional citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients.
Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Shahnaz Hasan (University of Malaya Medical Centre, UMMC)
Co-investigators: Premela Naidu Sitaram, Rafidah Atan, Nor'azim Mohd Yunos, Muhamad Fadhil Hadi Jamaluddin, Yap Mei Hoon, Sarah Aliah Mohd Azman (UMMC)

2. Procalcitonin for Early Diagnosis of Bacterial Co-Infection in Patients with Severe Dengue in the Intensive Care Unit
Principal Investigator: Dr Wan Fadzlina Wan Muhd Shukeri (Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM)
Co-investigator: Mohd Basri Mat Nor (International Islamic University Malaysia, IIUM)

The applications for this year have been from the universities. For future rounds, with the hope of better control of current pandemic, we wish to receive applications from aspiring researchers at MOH hospitals as well.




2021 Malaysian Society of Intensive Care